Shenandoah National Park Tours
Shenandoah National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour
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Shenandoah National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour

By Guide With Action
Recommended by 92% of travellers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 4–5 hours
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Audio guide: English
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  • Engaging storytelling: Uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey!
  • Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. Proven with tons of rave reviews!
  • Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned!
  • Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi.
  • Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use!
  • Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely!
  • Great value: purchase per car, not per person. More affordable than bus or guided tours!
  • Easy-to-use app: download Action’s Tour Guide App onto your phone
What's not included
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations
  • Entry/Admission - Shenandoah National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Front Royal
  • Entry/Admission - Dickey Ridge Visitor Center
  • Entry/Admission - Signal Knob Overlook
  • Entry/Admission - Huntly
  • Entry/Admission - Shenandoah National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Appalachian Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Luray
  • Entry/Admission - Limberlost Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Cedar Run Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Shenandoah National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Camp Rapidan
  • Entry/Admission - Elkton
  • Entry/Admission - Bearfence Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Shenandoah National Park
  • Entry/Admission - South River Falls Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Elkton
  • Entry/Admission - Dyke
  • Entry/Admission - Dyke
  • Entry/Admission - Crozet
  • Entry/Admission - Jones Run Falls Trailhead
  • Entry/Admission - Blackrock Summit Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Crimora
  • Entry/Admission - Crimora
  • Entry/Admission - Crimora
  • Entry/Admission - Greenwood


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Shenandoah National Park Sign, Shenandoah Nat'l Park Sign, Virginia 22630, USA
    After booking the tour, search your email for the phrase "Set up your self-guided tour now." Follow these instructions NOW to finish setting up the tour while you have Wi-Fi/data. Do NOT wait until you are onsite.
  • Option 2
    Shenandoah National Park Sign, Shenandoah Nat'l Park Sign, Virginia 22943, USA
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 259640P11

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • How to access: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a confirmation email and an instructions email. Follow the instructions right away: • Download the app • Enter the password • Download the tour • MUST DO while in strong wifi/cellular
    • How to start the tour: Once onsite, open the Action's Tour Guide App: • If there is just one tour, launch it. • If there are multiple tour versions, launch the one with your planned starting point and direction. • Go to the starting point. (Note: no one will meet you at the start. This tour is self-guided). • The audio will begin automatically at the starting point. If you face audio issues, visit the FAQ. • Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
    • Amazing savings: • Driving Tours: Save money by purchasing a single tour for the entire vehicle, avoiding individual fees per person like on a bus tour. Connect your phone to the car speakers to share the audio.
    • Flexibility and Convenience: • Use the tour app anytime, on any day, and over multiple days. It's perfect for tailoring your exploration and revisiting your favorite spots on future trips. • Start and pause the tour whenever you like, taking breaks and exploring side excursions at your own pace, free from the constraints of a group.
    • Comprehensive Tour Experience: •The app provides a full itinerary, travel tips, narrated audio stories, scripts, images, videos, and recommendations for additional activities. • Enjoy a private experience without the crowds, ideal for personalized stops and photo opportunities.
    • Ease of Use and Accessibility: • The app is hands-free and activates stories via GPS, offering support through call, chat, or email. • There is no need for a continuous cell or Wi-Fi connection as the GPS map works offline.
    • Memorable Keepsakes: • Utilize the app’s images to create a photo book or share on social media, ensuring you have high-quality, crowd-free memories from your trip.
    • Preparation: • After booking, download the app and the tour using a strong Wi-Fi connection. • Review the tour at home before your trip for a better experience.
    • Starting the Tour: • Open the app upon arrival at your destination. • Select the appropriate tour based on your starting point. • Head to the starting location; the audio will begin automatically. • Follow the suggested route and adhere to the speed limit for an optimal experience. • By following these instructions and taking advantage of the app's features, users can enjoy a personalized, flexible, and in-depth exploration of their destination at their own pace and convenience.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 259640P11

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    4.5
    4.5 of 5 bubbles55 reviews
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    estudioadela
    Miami, FL3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Learned about flora, fauna, and the science related to them. Also about the park’s indigenous population, the Manahoac, Monacan and Massawomeck peoples, and others. Both science, history and practical info blended in a great audio tour.
    The narrators’ voice is also very pleasant and clear! 100% recommended!
    Written August 8, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    I appreciate your positive review and recommendation of our Shenandoah National Park audio tour. Our tour aims to provide a well-rounded experience by combining science, history, and practical information to enhance your journey on Skyline Drive. If you plan on exploring more, we suggest checking out our Action+ Tour Bundle, which includes over 100 self-guided tours to supplement your adventures. We wish you safe and happy travels!
    Written August 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    debwilltravel
    Fort Myers, FL151 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    The process for obtaining and downloading the audio tour was almost perfect. I didn’t get the email with link to download the app and the required password. So, I downloaded the app from the App Store, then called customer service. I was promptly assisted and sent the required password via email.

    The audio guide itself is very informative and so much better than not knowing what you are seeing. The guide let’s you know in advance what is next, when to pull over, recommended hikes, etc. I highly recommend!
    Written October 18, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thanks for the recommendation, Deb! I'm glad you found my Shenandoah National Park Self Audio Tour informative. Bumps on the road happen, but I'm stoked everything got sorted for you swiftly. If the wanderlust hits you again, remember I've got this Action+ Tour Bundle with over 100 self-guided tours ready to guide you. Happy travels!
    Written October 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Amarillogirl
    Amarillo, TX34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed this tour alot. It was at our own pace, start when you wanted, and could make stops if you wanted. I would have liked to hear more stories but would recommend this tour. Well worth the money and would be great for a family with kids! It is a very long trek, though.
    Written May 12, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for your feedback! I am delighted that you found my Shenandoah National Park Tour informative and easy to use. If you are interested in exploring more of Virginia's natural beauty, you might enjoy my self-guided driving tours such as Smoky, Cades, Shenandoah & Blue Ridge. These tours offer a more comprehensive exploration of the scenic wonders of the region. Have a great trip!
    Written May 13, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Jeff B
    Sussex, WI4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    Purchased online. We felt the auto tour was well done and worth $15. Kept our attention and driving experience is enhanced by learning things about the area while viewing. App worked flawlessly.
    Written September 28, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Jeff, I'm thrilled to hear that you found value in my Shenandoah National Park Audio Tour and that it added depth to your driving experience through the beautiful Skyline Drive. It's great to know the app worked seamlessly for you. Enhancing travelers' experiences is always my goal. Should your adventures take you elsewhere, consider exploring with my Action+ Tour Bundle, which offers over 100 immersive self-guided tours. Safe travels!
    Written September 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Michelecastle
    54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great commentary, made the ride more interesting. Worth the $, we did the drive in 3 days. Started at Front Royal and exited at Thornton Gap. Second day started at Thornton Gap hiked Dark Hallow Falls, do it so worth it, my 78 year old father even made the hike (slow but he did it), definitely need a walking stick though for elderly. The. Exited park at swift run gap, stopped at Elkton Brewery on the way back to Massanutten resort (home base). Then third day entered at swift gap and continued to end at rockfish gap. Would liked to have done more hiking but had the parents with us, we
    We’re impressed they hiked as much as they did.
    Written July 2, 2022
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    Wow, sounds perfect! Thanks so much Michele! Shenandoah is really fantastic for a wide range of ages. I also have self-guided tours all over the country — hope you get the chance to try them out!
    Written July 6, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Vacationer794885
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Family
    Fantastic app, very informative for all ages. We would have given it five stars, but the last hour of the drive the map stopped working, the audio was fine and accurate to the location we were at. It did say at one point it was downloading, but we had downloaded the rout ahead of time. We could not figure out how to get the map back up and running.
    Written October 20, 2023
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    Hey! I'm thrilled you found my Shenandoah National Park Self Audio Tour a hit but bummed about the map hiccup near the end. Tech can be quirky sometimes, right? I'll look into that. If you ever get the itch to explore some more, remember the Action+ Tour Bundle is jam-packed with audio adventures. Safe travels and happy listening!
    Written October 23, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    wilkerschnoodle
    Fort Myers, FL1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Family
    Once we got it to start, the history and overlook/trail commentary was excellent. I rated it a 2 because we had to restart and reconnect every stop. On the second day I was unable to connect the tour to our 2023 Nissan Rogue at all despite Bluetooth connection confirmations, so about half the trip was without use of the tour.
    Written October 20, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    I appreciate the feedback! Sounds like you had a bit of a technical hiccup there. Next time, if something's off, give our support team a shout. They usually suggest things like disconnecting the Bluetooth device and reconnecting with your car speaker like you did the first day. Silver lining? That tour you got isn't going anywhere. You can chill at home and dive back into the stories anytime. And if you're ever in the mood for a different vibe, let's chat – I've got a vault of over 100 tours waiting for you. Refund, exchange, or just some travel tips – I'm here for it all! Safe journeys!
    Written October 23, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Activenana
    Henderson, KY7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I spent 2 1/2 days on the Skyline Drive. The self guided driving tour of the Shenandoah NP Skyline Drive made our visit to this beautiful place delightful! The descriptions and stories were very well done and easily synced. Although we are usually “challenged” with many iPhone features and some apps, this was very doable for us. We stayed overnight for 2 nights but were able to continue the tour. I highly recommend!
    Written October 13, 2023
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    Linda, you and your husband are rocking the adventure vibes! I'm thrilled that my Shenandoah National Park Self Audio Tour added sparkle to your Skyline Drive journey. Trust me, I designed it with folks like us in mind, ensuring it's hassle-free. Those views and tales of the land are magical. When you're ready to hit the road again, check out my Action+ Tour Bundle for more incredible stories and sights. Safe travels, and keep on exploring with zest!
    Written October 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Dan D
    Mechanicsburg, PA5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    Enjoyed the audio tour very much. Had a little trouble connecting with my vehicle but that probably isn't the app's fault as much as the device's (or me!). Still wish it could sync up more intuitively when plugged in for keeping the battery charged.
    Written October 7, 2023
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    Hey Dan! Thanks for riding along with my Shenandoah audio tour! Tech hiccups can happen, but I'm glad you still had a good time. Your feedback is noted, and every bit helps refine the experience for future journeys. Whenever wanderlust strikes again, know my Action+ Tour Bundle is ready to be your co-pilot. Cheers to more road trips and discoveries!
    Written October 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Joann M
    Punta Gorda, FL100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Driving north entering southern entrance we drove all the way up north stopping at several overlooks. We stopped for lunch. The blackberry shake was excellent. Chicken salad wrap was very good. We did not do any hiking due to time constraints. Colors were beautiful. Great photos from south to north. Only disappointing thing was we did not see any black bears which is odd since so many live in the park. I was ready with a zoom lens but no wildlife at all including deer. We were there from am to almost dark. Very beautiful either way.
    Written November 2, 2023
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    Hi Joann, it's beautiful to hear that you had such a lovely time exploring the vibrant fall colors with my Shenandoah National Park Self Audio Tour. The blackberry shake and chicken salad wrap were the perfect accompaniments to the stunning views! Don't forget to check out my Action+ Tour Bundle for over 100 more self-guided adventures.
    Written November 3, 2023
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